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Homeless US High School Student Receives $3 Million in 50 Scholarships, Twitter Cheers

Tupac Mosley, 17, from Tennesee, received more than 50 scholarships for more than $3 million and acceptance offers from 40 colleges, according to Fox13.

24 May 2019 3:33 pm
Smriti Irani Celebrates Amethi Victory in the Most ‘Game of Thrones’ Way Possible

After her victory, where she beat Gandhi by a margin of over 55,000 votes, she took to Instagram to post the Game of Thrones quote on her Instagram.

24 May 2019 2:59 pm
When 'Eleven' aka Millie Bobby Brown from 'Stranger Things' Turned into a Saviour in Real Life

Eleven from the popular Netflix show 'Stranger Things', played by the 15-year-old Millie Bobby Brown, has once again come to the rescue, only this time it was the real life.

24 May 2019 2:55 pm
Retiring School Janitor Breaks into Tears as Students Crown Him ‘King’ at Surprise Farewell Bash

John Lockett, fondly called Mr. John, received a special surprise last week, when staff and students made him "King for a Day".

24 May 2019 1:47 pm
Venezuelan Artist and His Dog Become Internet Sensations after their 'Statue Act' Went Viral

Venezuelan immigrant Yorge Luís Ruiz has been performing in Brazil for four years now, and his little dog ‘Jaspe’ is an integral part of his performances, according to media reports.

24 May 2019 12:16 pm
Mystery Intruder Finds House a 'Wreck', Makes it 'Sparkling Clean' Before Owner Arrives

A man in the United States was astonished to find his home in a “sparkling clean” condition after returning from work. The mystery intruder had also left behind a souvenir: toilet paper roses.

24 May 2019 11:54 am
Virat Kohli’s 'King' Pose in this Photo of Cricket World Cup Captains Will Remind You of ‘GoT’

Several fans on Twitter believed that Indian captain Virat Kohli's body language in the photo sent out a strong message to his opponents.

24 May 2019 11:12 am
The Oldest Fungus Ever Was Just Discovered, and It May Change What We Know About Evolution

The microscopic fossils, contained in shale rock from the Northwest Territories of Canada, dated to the Proterozoic era before the advent of complex life forms. The fossil record from that era “is still a mysterious jigsaw puzzle, and we just added a new piece to it,” Loron said.

24 May 2019 9:53 am
'Siri' and 'Alexa' are Learning From Humans and Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes

Gender inequality which exists in everyday scenarios are so normalized we don't see them as problematic or sexist anymore, aren't limited itself to just humans. It's moved onto technology - and your personal digital assistants like Siri and Alexa.

24 May 2019 8:36 am
'I'm Over the Moon': How Kangana Ranaut Celebrated Narendra Modi's Win in Lok Sabha Elections 2019

In a tweet posted by her sister, Rangoli Chandel, she shared how Kangana had made pakodas and <em>chai</em> in celebration of Modi's victory. She also added why it was a rare occasion: "Kangana cooks rarely, when she is absolutely exhilarated."

24 May 2019 8:08 am
'EVM = Everyone Voted Modi': Twitter Comes up With New Acronym After NDA's Triumph in Elections

As the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) surged to power, a section of Twitteratti on Thursday created a new acronym for the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) -- "Everyone Voted Modi" -- and made it go viral.

23 May 2019 4:31 pm
Drunk Chinese Man Tries to Smash Train Window for 'Fresh Air', May Face up to 3 Years in Jail

The man said he had done so because “he had been drinking and felt sick.”

23 May 2019 3:57 pm
62-Year-Old Tom Hanks Denied Beer After He Failed to Produce ID Proof at Music Festival

The two-time Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he couldn’t get a beer at this year’s Stagecoach country music festival as bartenders insisted he produce an ID proof.

23 May 2019 3:26 pm
'Kamal, Kamal, Kamal': BJP Leader Was First to Predict Modi Wave as NDA Sweeps Lok Sabha Results

And all that can currently be heard (or seen) over the din and commotion of result day, and across the map of most of India, is 'kamal, kamal, kamal, kamal, kamal'.

23 May 2019 3:00 pm
Man Inherits Over Rs 440 Crore Estate After He is Proven Illegitimate Son of Aristocrat

Jordan Adlard Rogers moved into the 1,536-acre National Trust Penrose Estate in Cornwall, estimated to be worth £50m (over Rs 440 crores), after his father died aged 62.

23 May 2019 1:25 pm
In Lok Sabha Election Results 2019, Sunny Leone is the Real Winner

Sunny Leone is the top trend on Twitter during Lok Sabha Election Results 2019. Here's why.

23 May 2019 12:31 pm
Outrage After Healthy Dog Euthanized as Deceased Owner Wanted to Get Buried With it in US

Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix, was euthanized recently in Richmond, Virginia, because of the explicit instructions left by her owner in her will, according to New York Post.

23 May 2019 11:44 am
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: What Indians are Googling About Modi and Rahul

Not just the Lok Sabha election seats, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a huge lead on Google searches as well.

23 May 2019 11:23 am
Bee-zarre! 80,000 Bees Found in this Unsuspecting Spanish Couple’s Bedroom Wall

An unsuspecting Spanish couple lived with a whopping 80,000 bees in their bedroom for almost two years despite being pestered by a constant buzzing sound.

23 May 2019 11:13 am
Not Avengers, Indians in America are in Cinema Hall today Watching Lok Sabha Elections Live

A movie theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota state will air the action, drama, twists and turns unfold on the big screen on Thursday. And no, we aren't talking about 'Avengers: Endgame'.

23 May 2019 9:37 am
'Not Today': The ‘Big Bang Theory’ Finale Had a Higher Viewership than ‘Game Of Thrones’

The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday.

23 May 2019 8:46 am
These Videshi Vloggers 'Crashed' a Mumbai Wedding but Ended up Dancing to Desi Beats

British YouTuber Sam Pepper, who is famous for his travel vlogs, is currently touring India with his girlfriend Hannah and best friend Evan and the three recently got to witness an Indian wedding on the streets of Mumbai.

23 May 2019 8:24 am
India's First Voter, 98-Year-Old Piggybacking on Son: This Election, Democracy is the Real Winner

In order to highlight how democracy has been the real winner this election season, we've compiled a plethora of stories which will convince you of the power vested in a single vote.

23 May 2019 6:49 am
Watch: These Videshi Vloggers 'Crashed' a Mumbai Wedding but Ended up Dancing to Desi Beats

British YouTuber Sam Pepper, who is famous for his travel vlogs, is currently touring India with his girlfriend Hannah and best friend Evan and the three recently got to witness an Indian wedding on the streets of Mumbai.

22 May 2019 5:32 pm
Move Over Game of Thrones, California Now Has a Surreal New Home for Sea Dragons

A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world's largest habitats for the surreal sea dragons, who are native to the continent of Australia.

22 May 2019 4:43 pm
Taste of Success: Man Takes 29 Years to Separate Bourbon Filling from Biscuit, for Real

The biscuit lover's tenacity and hard work has led many on Reddit to call him the Albert Einstein of Bourbon biscuits.

22 May 2019 4:17 pm
'Burglar Badger' Keeps Raiding Woman’s Home for Food Treats

Hannah Carver, 29, spotted the huge badger coming in through the cat flap on her front door in Gosport, Hampshire, after wrongly suspecting a fox was to blame.

22 May 2019 2:57 pm
Ayodhya's Ram Sita Temple Serves Iftar Meals to Muslim Devotees on Premises, Wins Hearts

The Iftar party was held inside the Ram Sita temple and according to the head priest of the institution, the temple has been hosting Iftar for the third year now.

22 May 2019 1:25 pm
Anand Mahindra's Tweet on ‘Khatiya-vator’ Proves Indians are Best at 'Jugaad'

Anand Mahindra, known for his Internet wit, recently shared an interesting video of a 'Khatiya-vator' that showed a rustic cot bed attached to a construction vehicle for some agro work.

22 May 2019 1:22 pm
This 8-Year-Old Chennai Boy Can Read and Write Over 106 Languages

Niall Thoguluva from Chennai has learnt to read and write over 106 languages and fluently speaks 10 others — at just the age of eight.

22 May 2019 1:05 pm
Are 'Siri' and 'Alexa' Learning From Humans and Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes?

Gender inequality which exists in everyday scenarios are so normalized we don't see them as problematic or sexist anymore, aren't limited itself to just humans. It's moved onto technology - and your personal digital assistants like Siri and Alexa.

22 May 2019 12:48 pm
Viral Video Shows How You Can Use 'Maggi' To Fix Your Broken Sink

A man used an uncooked noodle cake to fix the broken section of his washbasin. Let that sink in.

22 May 2019 11:52 am
Google Lets You Recreate Gabbar Singh's Iconic Scene From 'Sholay'

Love 'Sholay' and Gabbar Singh? Here's a cool trick you can do using Google.

22 May 2019 11:49 am
‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Had a Lot of Feelings About this Daenerys-Drogon Scene in Finale

'This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film study class'. Or is it?

22 May 2019 9:48 am
The Art of Commute: Delhi Metros Stations Double Up as Art Galleries

As per DMRC, Delhi Metro stations that cover almost every corner of the NCR today are perfect spaces for the promotion of India's art and culture

22 May 2019 9:00 am
'Stop it!': Tokyo Police's Molester Alert Smartphone App is a Hit in Japan

The app has been downloaded more than 237,000 times, an 'unusually high figure' for a public service app, said police official Keiko Toyamine.

22 May 2019 8:36 am
For Dutee Chand, The Battle Over Same-Sex Love is a Very Lonely One​

Dutee is the first sportsperson in India, a country that criminalized homosexuality till last year, to acknowledge that she is in a same-sex relationship.

22 May 2019 7:33 am
Book Excerpt: 'Countless Were killed, Many Raped,' Say Eyewitnesses of Bengal's Marichjhapi Massacre

The Marichjhapi massacre was one of the worst human rights violations in post-independent India. The West Bengal government forcibly evicted around 10,000 or more from the island of Sunderbans. Many were raped and murdered. Here are some horrifying accounts of the incidents.

21 May 2019 7:47 pm
News18 Wrap: Cong-JD(S) Coalition Crisis, EVM Tampering Allegations & Other Stories You Missed

News18 Wrap brings you some of the biggest stories on News18.com today to help you stay updated at all times.

21 May 2019 6:43 pm
Disabled Army Veteran Picks Up 505 Kg For Seated Deadlift Record

Martin joined the army when he was 21 and completed tours of Iraq, Lebanon and Cyprus, according to Guinness World Records. A suicide bombing in Kabul left him paralyzed for life.

21 May 2019 5:52 pm
With ‘Eye’ on Youth, Doordarshan Shortlists Five Entries to Replace Iconic Logo

Although it has undergone minor changes over the decades, the famous “eye” logo became synonymous with Doordarshan (which literally means far-sighted).

21 May 2019 5:28 pm
'Anti-Trafficking Activists Should be Like Daenerys Targaryen From Game of Thrones'

'Only rescue people when they WANT to be rescued, not every person that YOU think needs rescuing,' Borislav Gersimov said at an event in Delhi.

21 May 2019 4:20 pm
Kochi Man Grows 40 Mango Varieties in Terrace Orchard, Names ‘Masterpiece’ After Wife

A man from Fort Kochi in Kerala has turned his terrace into a mini-orchard with more than 40 varieties of mangoes. The ‘masterpiece’, which he cultivated 22 years ago, is named Petricia after his wife.

21 May 2019 4:15 pm
Why I Had to Apologise to My Friends For Calling 'Game of Thrones' Superior to 'Breaking Bad'

There was and there never will be something as great as 'Breaking Bad'. Period.

21 May 2019 3:14 pm
GoT It? Mumbai Police Use Jon Snow's Line from Game of Thrones for Anti-drug Message

With nearly five million followers, Mumbai police’s Twitter handle has been a hit with users of the micro-blogging site over the past several years, thanks to numerous one-liner public service messages laced with humour and sarcasm on cyberstalking, piracy, traffic safety and drugs.

21 May 2019 1:39 pm
Pass The Graduation, Fail the Backflip: Video Of Student's Botched Attempt Goes Viral

The video shows students walking up to receive their degrees as the overexcited graduate attempts a backflip, only to come crashing down, prompting a loud “Ohhhh” from the surprised crowd.

21 May 2019 1:27 pm
'Likely Part of Something Bigger': A Coordinated '#AntiTrump Campaign is Unfolding on Instagram

The accounts were split into four groups that sometimes shared similar names. They often put out the same material, near simultaneously. One of the accounts bought advertising space on Facebook, using the name of an unregistered political movement.

21 May 2019 12:54 pm
Yay or Nay? ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Have a Lot of Feelings About this Daenerys-Drogon Scene in Finale

'This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film study class'. Or is it?

21 May 2019 12:29 pm
Where's Black Widow? Fans Are Trying to Find Scarlett Johansson In Avengers:Endgame Photo

Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson, plays one of the major roles in Endgame, where she sacrifices herself for one of the soul stones. Perhaps, the most important role one would argue. So why is she missing from this picture?

21 May 2019 11:03 am
Bumrah's Googly to IIT Professor Decoding the 'Rocket Science' Behind His Success is a Hit

Responding to the study, the number one ranked ODI bowler recently took over his Twitter account to "reveal" the real reason behind his success.

21 May 2019 10:39 am